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Youth Player Development Symposium

Oregon Youth Soccer Association

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Registration Dec 31, 2016 $175.00 $0.00
Standard Registration Not Started $200.00 $0.00

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The Oregon Youth Soccer Association is excited to host a coaching development event that will focus on youth player development.  The event will include presentations and field sessions led by leaders in the fields of coaching youth players.  Attendees will also receive three meals and an adidas gift bag.

Clinicians for the symposium include:

Willie McNabb, Celtic FC

Willie currently manages the International programme which involves working with partner clubs across the world in countries such as: USA, Australia, Kuwait,India & Ireland. He also works on various projects to increase the brand awareness as well as connecting with new clubs across these and new countries. Willie travels to these countries to deliver coach education as well as establish long term partnerships within these territories. Within his role as an Academy Coach, he currently works with the Under 13 side who takes part in the St Ninian's High Schools partnership programme. He also provide opposition analysis reports for the Under 20's side.  Willie is a featured clinician annually att he NSCAA Convention and is considered by many to be a leader in youth development.

Dean Wurzberger. US Soccer

National staff instructor Dean Wurzberger came on to the coaching scene after a professional playing
career in the NASL and the ASL. He held several college coaching jobs before becoming the head men’s soccer coach at the University of Washington where he coached for 19 seasons. During this time he won the Pac-10 Coach of the Year award in 2004 and was the winningest coach in program history when he left the program in 2011. Outside the college realm, Wurzberger also spent time with various Youth National Teams, including two years as head coach of the U-16 Boys’ National Team. He became a staff instructor in 1988 and continues to learn and challenge himself as a coach. In the past few years, Wurzberger earned the FA UEFA “A” license (2010) and the U.S. Soccer National “Goalkeeping” license (2014). A self-described “lifelong learner,” Wurzberger explains the importance of continuously absorbing new ideas and adding to your knowledge base as a coach.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday January 18th

Registration - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Opening Presentation - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday January 19th

Breakfast (Included) – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks – 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Coaching Presentation - Willie McNabb, Celtic FC – 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Break – 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Coaching Presentation – Willie McNabb, Celtic FC - 10:45 am – 12:15 pm 
Lunch (Included) – 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Coaching Presentation – Dean Wurzberger, US Soccer - 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 
Break 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Field Session – Willie McNabb, Celtic FC - 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Field Session – Dean Wurzberger, US Soccer - 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Friday January 20th

Breakfast (Included) – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Coaching Presentation – Portland Timbers Youth Staff - 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Break – 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Coaching Presentation – Portland Timbers Youth Staff - 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

The cost for the event is $175 for early registration prior to January 1st and $200 after January 1st and up to January 18th.

If you will be needing a hotel room you can click here for a discounted rate. 

Once a candidate registers for course or clinic they may cancel their registration for a fee of $25 as long as they cancel before 14 days from the start of the course or clinic. No credits will be applied for future courses and no refunds will be given for any cancelations that occur less than 14 days before the start of a course or clinic.


Have questions about Youth Player Development Symposium? Contact Oregon Youth Soccer Association

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Doubletree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST)

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